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Parks & Recreation
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Parks & Recreation
5970 W. Brown St.
Glendale AZ  85302
623-930-2820

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Glendale Parks and Recreation is Nationally Accredited.
CAPRA provides quality assurance and quality improvement of accredited park and recreation agencies throughout the United States. CAPRA is the only national accreditation of park and recreation agencies, and is a valuable measure of an agency’s overall quality of operation, management, and service to the community.
 
Parks and Recreation - Park Ramadas

Reserving a park ramada ensures the right to use a specific ramada at a scheduled date and time. Available ramadas and rates are listed below. Call 623-930-2820 to check availability and to make reservations.

  • Ramada reservations are taken at the Glendale Parks & Recreation office inside the Glendale Adult Center, 5970 W. Brown St., Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Reservations must be requested a minimum of 24 hours prior to the desired date and time. Reservations for the upcoming weekend (Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday) must be made by 4:30 p.m. Thursday of that week.

  • A Permit for Use of Ramadas form must be completed and submitted, along with payment by Visa, MasterCard, American Express or check (made payable to the City of Glendale).

  • Reservations may be made up to one year in advance.

  • The size of the group and the activities that are planned determines how many ramadas must be reserved. At Sahuaro Ranch Park and the Western Area Regional Park all the ramadas must be reserved if there is to be live music or other sound producing equipment.

  • All reservations for ramadas must be approved by the Parks and Recreation Director or designee.

Reservable Ramada Locations & Rates (4 hr. minimum reservation)
Unless noted, electricity and water are not available.
Parks containing ramadas not listed are not available for reservation.

Rates effective July 1, 2012

Sahuaro Ranch Park
59th Ave. & Mountain View Rd.

Ramada ComplexThe group picnic area contains nine covered ramadas, with each having nine tables seating eight people each, for a maximum of 72 per ramada. Six of the nine tables in each ramada are handicap accessible. Total capacity for all nine ramadas is 648 with 54 of the 81 tables handicap accessible. Sound is allowed with reservation of all nine ramadas. Water is available. Each ramada has a grill, counter top/serving area and electrical receptacle. Extra grills, (#10,11,12), may be requested on the permit.
Download the ramada layout (pdf). Click here to go to the park web page.

Per ramada/per hour: $25 resident; $40 non-resident; $45 commercial

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Glendale Heroes Regional Park
83rd Avenue and Bethany Home Road

western area regional park ramadasThe group picnic area contains ten covered ramadas, with each having nine tables seating eight people for a maximum of 72 people. The tables are wheel chair accessible. Total capacity for all ten ramadas is 720. Sound is allowed with reservation of all ten ramadas. Water is available. Each ramada has a grill, counter top/serving area and electrical receptacle.
Download the ramada layout (pdf). Click here to go to the park web page.

Per ramada/per hour: $25 resident; $40 non-resident; $45 commercial

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Bonsall Park
59th Ave. & Bethany Home Rd.

Bonsall RamadaThis park is split by Bethany Home Road into north and south sides. The north side has three ramadas with each ramada having six tables seating eight people each, for a maximum of 48 people per ramada. The south side has one ramada, with four tables seating eight people each, for a maximum of 32 people. Each ramada has a grill. Sound is allowed with controlled volume.
Download the ramada map (pdf).
Click here to go to the park web page.

North Ramadas:
  Per ramada/per hour: $15 resident; $18 non-resident; $23 commercial
South Ramadas:
  Per ramada/per hour: $10 resident; $12 non-resident; $14 commercial

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Foothills ramadaFoothills Park
19021 N. 57th Ave.

This park features six reservable ramadas, each with a grill and two tables seating eight people each, for a maximum of 16 people per ramada.
Download the ramada map (pdf).
Click here to go to the park web page.

Per ramada/per hour:
$10 resident; $12 non-resident; $14 commercial

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O’Neil Park
6448 W. Missouri Ave.

One ramada is available for reservation and it has two grills and six tables seating eight people each, for a maximum of 48 people.
Download the ramada map (pdf). Click here to go to the park web page.

Per ramada/per hour: $15 resident; $18 non-resident; $23 commercial

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Rose Lane Park
4917 W. Marlette Ave.

Ramadas #1-4 each have one table seating eight people. These ramadas have to be reserved as a group. Ramada #5 (reservable Sept.–Apr.) has two tables each seating eight people, for a maximum of 16 people. Each ramada has a grill.
Download the ramada map (pdf). Click here to go to the park web page.

Per ramada/per hour: $10 resident; $12 non-resident; $14 commercial

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Thunderbird park ramadaThunderbird Park
59th Ave. between Deer Valley
and Pinnacle Peak Roads.


Fifteen ramadas are available for reservation. All have two tables seating eight per table, for a maximum of 16 per ramada, except ramada #6. Ramada #6 has six tables each seating eight people for a maximum of 48 per ramada. Sound is allowed with controlled volume. Ramadas #1,3,5,10,12 & 15 have one grill each.; #2,4,7-9,11 & 13-14 do not have grills; #6 has two large grills.
Download the ramada map (pdf). Click here to go to the park web page.

Two-table ramadas (Ramada #1-5, #7-15):
  Per ramada/per hour: $10 resident; $12 non-resident; $14 commercial
Six-table ramada (Ramada #6):
  Per ramada/per hour: $15 resident; $18 non-resident; $23 commercial

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Ramada Use Regulations:

  1. Ramadas are available for reservation and use between 8 a.m. and 30 minutes prior to park closing .The total reserved time includes any time needed by the permittee for set up and clean up.
  2. The permit and a responsible party (18 years of age or older) must be on-site when the ramada is being used.
  3. The permit holder will leave the ramada in a clean and neat condition. Ramadas may be decorated (using tape only, no nails or staples), but decorations and tape must be removed by the user. If it is necessary for the city to provide cleaning services following the reserved activity, the permit holder will be charged an hourly fee.
  4. A beer permit is required for consumption of beer at the ramadas. Hard liquor or wine is not permitted in any city park. Click here for beer permit information.
  5. A permit is required for amplified sound. Amplified sound equipment is regulated by Glendale Code Chapter 25 (Noise Ordinance). Amplified music is restricted to the hours of 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday through Friday, and 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday. All ramadas must be rented at requested site when amplified music is planned.
  6. A permit is required for inflatables, climbing walls and similar type of equipment. Click here for permit information.
  7. Use and location of special equipment (popcorn machines, cotton candy machines, etc.) must receive prior approval. Aisles and sidewalks may not be blocked.
  8. Sale of food and souvenir items is allowed by separate permit only. Groups conducting fund-raising events must have 501(c)3 status, obtain a sales tax license, and have liability insurance in the amount of coverage required by the city. Copies of all documents must be filed with the Parks and Recreation Department.
  9. Only parking lots may be used for loading and unloading. Vehicles may not be driven or parked on turf areas, sidewalks, service driveways, or emergency zones. Parking lots may not be used as serving areas from catering vehicles. Unloaded trailers must park in the remote parking lots (for example, Glendale Community College overflow lot at Sahuaro Ranch Park).
  10. Domestic animals are prohibited in or around ramada areas.
  11. Glass containers of any kind are prohibited in parks.
  12. Water balloons and piñatas are not allowed in the ramadas.
  13. Charcoal fires are allowed only in grills (not on countertops or other surfaces). The grill with the number corresponding to the ramada number is included in the reservation.
  14. Users agree to indemnify, defend, and save harmless the city, its agents, officers, and employees from and against any accident, injury, including death, and/or lost of property, or damage to neighboring property.
  15. Failure to comply with park regulations may forfeit the right to use city facilities in the future. Permits are revocable at any time for violation of rule, ordinance, or state law.
  16. Ramada Cancellation Policy: 30 or more calendar days notice, 90% of reservation fee refunded; 15-29 calendar days notice, 50% of reservation fee refunded; 14 or less calendar days notice, no refund. Transfers: Requests to transfer ramada reservation dates must be received at least 15 days in advance. Any requests to transfer ramada reservations with less than 15 days notice will not be honored and a refund will not be issued.

Ramada use regulations are supported by Chapter 27 of the Code of the City of Glendale.

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